a cappella

a cappella
also a capella adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian a cappella in chapel style Date: circa 1864 without instrumental accompaniment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • A cappella — A cap*pel la [It. See {Chapel}.] (Mus.) (a) In church or chapel style; said of compositions sung in the old church style, without instrumental accompaniment; as, a mass a capella, i. e., a mass purely vocal. (b) A time indication, equivalent to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A cappella — Numerous titles redirect here. For other uses, see A cappella (disambiguation). A cappella (Italian for in the manner of the church or in the manner of the chapel [1]) music is specifically solo or group singing without instrumental sound, or a… …   Wikipedia

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  • Collegiate a cappella — (or college a cappella) ensembles are student run and directed singing groups that perform entirely without instruments. Such groups can be found at many colleges and universities in the United States, and increasingly worldwide. Contents 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Contemporary A Cappella Society — The Contemporary A Cappella Society (of America), or CASA, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering and promoting a cappella music of all styles[1] around the world. CASA was cofounded in 1991 by Deke Sharon by incorporating… …   Wikipedia

  • Overboard (a cappella) — Overboard Harmony Sweepstakes Nationals May 2011 Background information Origin Boston, Massachusetts, USA …   Wikipedia

  • Chicago a cappella (ensemble) — Based in Chicago, Illinois, Chicago a cappella is a classical vocal ensemble. The group is known for its performance of a wide range of musical styles, from medieval and Renaissance music to contemporary classical compositions, jazz, spirituals,… …   Wikipedia

  • Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival — The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is an annual showcase and competition for a cappella groups of all vocal styles. The competition is organized into eight regional events across the United States, with each winning group advancing to… …   Wikipedia

  • International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella — The International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella, originally the National Championship of Collegiate A Cappella ( NCCA , a play on NCAA), is an international competition that attracts hundreds of college a cappella groups each year. [… …   Wikipedia

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